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Antarctic ice core dating

Published: 27.12.2017

Data measured by CSIRO Division of Atmospheric Research from ice cores supplied by Australian Antarctic Division. Other ways of dating ice cores include geochemisty, layers of ash tephra , electrical conductivity, and using numerical flow models to understand age-depth relationships.

A difficulty in ice core dating is that gases can diffuse through firn, and can be identified in both Greenland and Antarctic ice cores.

A variety of different analyses techniques are used to extract that information.

Through a second-known relation between temperature and precipitation rate, again observed in today's atmosphere, the accumulation rate for a given layer is calculated Lorius, et al. Volcanic eruptions are useful to glaciologists as a check on the other ice core dating techniques. I will read a lot more but some of you are convincing me that humans are likely causing things to change too rapidly. Home Antarctica Glaciers and Climate Modern Glaciers Glacial Geology Students About Blog.

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However, some creationist models predict significant quantities of snow immediately after the Flood Oard, First of all, thank you for the link to it. The Vostok time scale is based on the the "GT4" chronology, derived in a similar fashion to "EDC3" with age constraints at thousand and at thousand years ago which are assumed to match known events in marine sediments. Such locations high snow accumulation, yet low summer temperatures are not easy to find. Some of the answers to these questions are available on the Ice Core Basics page.

    1. Diego_Cortes - 29.12.2017 in 14:47

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      Artyom_NV - 04.01.2018 in 15:56

      Recent Antarctic Peninsula warming relative to Holocene climate and ice-shelf history.

      Jumm_Kerri - 05.01.2018 in 23:40

      Thus the snow has accumulated year after year for thousands of years and, with time, is compressed to ice to form the Antarctic ice sheet. Here are two great resources for a little more on some of what I covered:

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